A cron job is an automatic task, that executes a specific action - generally running a script in a hosting account. The task is pre-set, so that it will run regularly - weekly, daily, hourly etc. There are lots of good reasons to make use of a cron job for your sites. For instance, you can get daily reports how many site visitors have registered on your website, a temporary folder may be emptied automatically each week or a backup copy of the content may be generated in a separate folder within your hosting account. Using cron jobs will help you with the management of your websites since you can get numerous things carried out automatically and get reports for them, rather than investing time and efforts to do them yourself.

Cron Jobs in Shared Hosting

Creating a cron job will take you exactly three very simple steps when you get a shared hosting plan with our company. The Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all the website hosting accounts, features an area centered on the crons and as soon as you go there, you need to type the folder path to the script which you want to be run, the command path to the server files for the particular programming language (Perl, Python, PHP), that you can copy from the Server Information section, and determine how often the cron job needs to run. For that time interval, we provide two choices - an easy to use one with drop-down menus where one can pick the minutes, hours, days or months, as well as a more advanced one that's used with many other hosting Control Panels where you are required to type numbers and asterisks on certain positions that define different periods of time.

Cron Jobs in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you wish to use cron jobs for some of your sites and you have a semi-dedicated server account from our company, it won't take you more than a couple of clicks inside your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to do that. Setting up a brand new cron job is very simple and you can add one through the Advanced part of Hepsia where you'll find a box to provide two different things - the path to the programming language system files that you can find in the Server Information area (PHP, Perl, Python) along with the path to the script that you would like the cron job to run. The very last step is to select how often the cron will run and we have a rather intuitive interface for that, which means that by using drop-down menus you will be able to pick the interval in minutes, hours or days. If you are more tech-savvy or used to the particular standard, though more advanced way to set a cron interval using digits and asterisks, you can use this solution as well.